Guidelines to Help Estimate the Initial Payment Required

Here are the ranges of initial payments we require common to these matters. These are not retainers, but part of the flat fee. These are only guidelines and your case may be more or less, depending upon your specific facts and case history.

Uncontested Divorce


Uncontested divorce without children – $1500 – $2500
$1500 – $2500


Uncontested divorce with children
$2500- $7500


Uncontested divorce with substantial assets
$2500- $7500

Contested Divorce


Middle – Income Divorce with children and contested custody
$5,000 – $15,000


Middle – Income Divorce without children
$5,000 – $10,000


Middle – Income Divorce with children, contested custody and asset disputes
$7,500 – $15,000


Mid-asset case – marital estate from $200,000 up to $500,000
$5,000 – $15,000


High-asset case – marital estate over $500,000
$20,000 – $50,000

Other Cases


Department of Revenue Child Support Cases
$1,500-$3,000


Modification of Child Support only
$3,500-$7,500


Modification of Custody
$7,500-$20,000


Establishment of Paternity with Custody
$3,500-$7,500 


Temporary Protective Order
$1,500 – $5,000


Felicia A. Bunbury, Attorney At Law


The FAB LAW Firm, LLC has offices in Florida and New York. The firm serves clients in all 5 boroughs of New York City and Nassau County. Florida locations include Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Nona, Winter Park, Apopka, Clermont, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Oak Ridge, Winter Springs, Orlovista, Conway, Lake Mary, Winter Garden, Windermere, Baldwin Park, Maitland, Longwood, Eatonville, Ocoee, Doctor Phillips, Gotha, Oviedo, Celebration and St. Cloud, as well as other locations in Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County. New York City locations include all 5 boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, as well as Nassau County.